“Deftly organized into two major sections, Donald Karshner’s Be a Critical Thinker is itself a model of rational thought and highly recommended and instructive. Thoroughly ‘reader friendly’ in style and presentation, Be a Critical Thinker would make an excellent high school or college curriculum textbook supplement for Philosophy or Political Science classes. Very highly recommended for community and academic library collections.”
– The Midwest Book Review, Small Press Bookwatch
When reading the newspaper, listening to politicians or discussing current events, how can you determine whether the facts and opinions shared are truthful and accurate or misleading and false?
Be a Critical Thinker offers a clear process for applying critical thinking skills to scrutinize ideas, facts and interpretations, even when they are inconsistent or contradictory.
By applying the skills of critical thinking, you will be better equipped to clarify your thinking process, to intelligently critique what you read and hear, to correct errors, to dispel misunderstandings and ignorance, and to make a positive contribution to a discussion or debate.
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Donald L. Karshner has had a life-long interest in developing critical thinking skills. He grew up in Columbus, Ohio and was educated in the Columbus public schools. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree and a Master of Education degree from the Ohio State University in Columbus, and taught school in Columbus. Karshner went on to earn a Master of Divinity degree and was in the parish ministry for over thirty years. At age 86, he is retired and makes his home in Philadelphia, PA.
Donald L. Karshner has had a lifelong interest in developing critical thinking skills. Inspired by his granddaughter, who was open to suggestions as she went off to college, Karshner began compiling his advice on honing critical thinking. This book evolved from the few pages he had written for his granddaughter.